How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential

by Dan Pallotta, nonprofit blogger at Harvard Business Review, founder of Pallotta TeamWorks, and president of Springboard offers this thorough critique on perceptions of the nonprofit sector. Pallotta not only criticizes, but using his own work through Pallotta TeamWorks provides a Case Study and gives readers a list of questions that aim to determine a nonprofit’s effectiveness and potential- as compared to the more often measure of efficiency.

Chapters include:

  • The Morality of Outcomes
  • The Foundations of Our Misconstruction, includs  sections on what Pallotta labels the Five Errors:
  1. Constraints on Compensation
  2. Prohibition on Risk
  3. Discouragement of Long-Term Vision
  4. Discouragement of Paid Advertising
  5. Prohibition on Investment Return
  • Stop Asking This Question
  • Courage
  • Provides a Case Study on Pallotta TeamWorks
  • Offers readers extensive Notes and a lengthy bibliography

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